ARDEN - Eddie Arrington died Saturday, December 22, 2012. A native of Johnson City, TN and resident of Asheville a number of years, he was a son of Joseph and Ella Sligh Arrington. Both preceded him in death.
Mr. Arrington was a 1954 graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and a veteran of the US Army.
Surviving are his wife, Lurah Ellis Arrington; sons, Edward, Michael, Dion Arrington and Tracy Ellis of Asheville; daughters, Carol Hawkins (David) of Arden, Robin and Tymeckia Ellis of Asheville; brother, Samuel Arrington (Vivian) of Arden; 15 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; brother in law, Clemson Ellis of Lymon, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Frances Arrington Pickens and Alice "Baby Ruth" Byrd; a brother, Joseph Arrington.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. John W. Brewster will officiate, burial will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Service. An online memorial register is available at www.hartfuneralservice.com